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HR2952

Altitude: -61.0°   Azimuth: 82.1°   Direction: East

HR2952 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2952 visual magnitude is 6.59. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2952 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR2952:

6.59
Hypergiant

HR2952 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -61.0°
Azimuth: 82.1°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2952

HR2952 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2952 are provided in the following table:

07h 38m 24s
-39° 59’ 29”
253.54°
-8.88°
Puppis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2952 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2952 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2952.

Visibility of HR2952 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR2952 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2952

The image below is a photograph of HR2952 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR2952 is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2952 star
DSS2 image of HR2952. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2952 during the next 10000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2952 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2952 is distant 595.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

182.82 pc
595.98 ly
15 km/s
0.013 arcsec/year
0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2952

HR2952 belongs to spectral class A0

0.28
A0
10795K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2952 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2952. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2952

SAO198226
SAO198226